FIRST LINES FROM NEW BOOKS OUT TODAY: MARCH 12, 2012
"When police entered the home of John Lawrence in September 1998, four hundred years of history had preceded them."
Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas by Dale Carpenter
“‘It’s going to take a long time to win this war,’ President George W. Bush told a group of Pentagon employees on September 17, 2001, six days after the terrorist attacks that marked a new era in global history. ‘Americans should not expect one battle but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen,’ he said, three days later, at a joint session of Congress.”
Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency after 9/11 by Jack Goldsmith
"I have long been fascinated by the lived experience of race in America, especially through my home city of Philadelphia. How do ordinary people in this diverse city interact across and along racial lines?"
The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life by Elijah Anderson